Bennett Advances Legislation to Help Educate Students on Potential Careers

State Senator Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) is working to make sure students have better information on careers as they choose what programs to pursue in college.

“If students know more what educational requirements exist for certain jobs, as well as how lucrative those career paths are, then they will be able to make better choices in college,” said Bennett. “This is about empowering students to help create the best possible futures for themselves.”

Senate Bill 1356, filed by Bennett, would requires the Illinois Board of Higher Education to annually compile a list of the most in-demand jobs in Illinois, along with the starting and median salaries for those occupations, and the education levels required to enter those fields.

On February 21st, the Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee approved the measure. It now awaits action by the full Senate.

Tom Bennett

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